Gulf Police

No one is above the law

The Police Operation Order code named “Operation Sapea” from the PPC’s Office was drafted in early November 2023, set in two phases. The first phase is the Law and Order awareness campaigns that started on 14th November and ended 14th December.

PPC Lemb says the province-wide awareness campaign has been conducted successfully.

The PPC’s office has received good reports so far from all rural stations, leading into the Christmas-New Year Operations proper despite very minor incidences.

Over K600,000 for Gulf festive Ops

During the Police Operations launch in Kerema yesterday, Gulf Provincial Administrator Emmanuel Xavier committed K400,000 on behalf of the Provincial Government while Kerema MP Thomas Opa presented a cheque of K150,000.

The Kikori DDA had presented K93,000 in November during the awareness phase of the operation.

This brings to a total of K643,000, this is over half a million kina committed for festive season security operations in the province.

New vehicles for Gulf Police

The vehicles were handed over to the Gulf Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector Jeffery Lemb at the Southern Divisional Command Headquarter in Port Moresby. The keys to the two vehicles were handed over to PPC Lemb by Police Commissioner David Manning.

Gulf police commander passes away

A close relative of the late PPC, who did not want to be named, told Loop PNG that Wayagure died of a heart attack.

“He went to visit a cousin brother at Silo village, which is around 12 miles from Kerema town, when he collapsed.”

The late Wayagure, from Eastern Highlands Province, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Kerema General Hospital.

“The body will be flown to Port Moresby, on a Gulf Provincial Government charter, at 2pm today,” Loop was told.

Gulf police uproot Marijuana plants

Police in Gulf have uprooted 20 marijuana trees outside of the Malalaua station this morning.

The police acted on a tip off and managed to track down and uproot all the illegal plants on the small hidden plot of land.

Gulf police commander Silas Wayagure commended the efforts of his personnel and says that this is the start of them being more active in their roles to police on the issue of drugs in the province.

Police have also arrested two men aged 26 and 38 who were attending to the plot at the time of the raid.

Wayagure: Gulf Police communications need reviewing

Provincial police commander Silas Wayagure informed PNG Loop this is one major area which he sees as an impediment after assuming  office in the Gulf Province.

Wayagure says he will review existing reporting and communication tools in place by carrying out an audit which will also highlight areas he will need to work on.

He  expounds  that currently there is a very slow and at some remote places non-existent communication aids in place.

Man stabs son over packet of cigarettes

The suspect,  from Ihu in the Gulf Province, bashed the son who retaliated and took out a knife which angered his father who managed to wrestle the knife from the son but stabbed him in the process.

The man will be charged with assault with a deadly weapon and is due to appear in court next week.

The victim, according to police reports,  was stabbed twice in the chest and has since received treatment from the hospital.